Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

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Army of the Brave and Accidental

By Alex Boyd

A genre-bending retelling of The OdysseyArmy of the Brave and Accidental is a modern fable: a story about relationships, parenthood, and trying to have an impact on the world told from the shifting perspectives of ten characters. A hundred years after James Joyce stitched ... Read more

Between Clay and Dust

By Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize

Ustad Ramzi was once the greatest wrestler in the land, famed for his strength and unmatched technique. Young apprentices flocked to his akhara to learn his craft, fans adored him, and rival wrestling clans feared his resolve that ... Read more

Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis
Narrator Andre Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

SHORTLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS

— I wonder, said Hermes, what it ... Read more

Gerbil Mother

By Dawn (D.M.) Margaret Bryan

Gerbil, age zero, has a question: where do parents come from? Specifically, she wants to know about her mother. Who is this vessel in which she resides, and why does it seem like her mother isn't up for the task of parenthood? Gerbil Mother raises questions about the condition, ... Read more

Ghost Tracks

By Jay Underwood

Nova Scotia's Celtic heritage makes the province fertile ground for stories of 'ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night,' but until Ghost Tracks, very few of these stories involved the railways that once criss-crossed the land. ... Read more

Invention of the World, The

By Jack Hodgins

Jack Hodgins begins The Invention of the World with a ferry worker waving you aboard a ship that will take you not only to Vancouver Island but into a world of magic. The far west coast of Canada has always been regarded as a “land’s end” where the eccentrics of the world ... Read more

The Faerie Devouring

Edited by Catherine Lalonde
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

A modern-day fable and mythic bildungsroman, The Faerie Devouring tells the story of a young girl raised by her grandmother (a stalwart matriarch and wicked fairy godmother) following her mother?s death during childbirth. The absent mother haunts the story of this girl whose ... Read more

The Fairy Tale Museum

By Susannah M. Smith

The Fairy Tale Museum is an alchemical curiosity-cabinet-as-novel that showcases the original, spectacular, grotesque, endearing, and otherworldly. You’ll meet bird-headed lovers, a cyborg cyclops, a fortune teller, revolutionary ventriloquists’ dummies, a narcoleptic vampire, ... Read more